INK REVIEW – BRIL LAUREL ROSE

As mentioned in my previous reviews for the inks, Bril inks are one of the most used and admired inks in India. Bril has been in existence since 1964 and are based out of Bangalore in India.The review is about the BRIL LAUREL ROSE  which is my second ink review from Bril.

Bril Inks can be purchased from their Webpage as they have launched the webshop recently with nationwide shipping. Bril inks come in following colors:

  1. Royal Blue
  2. Green
  3. Red
  4. Laurel Rose
  5. Turquoise Blue
  6. Violet
  7. Black

My earlier Ink reviews are listed as below:

BRIL ROYAL BLUE
CAMLIN SCARLET RED
CHELPARK BLACK

Also I would like to add that i got the inks as a gift from one of my friend and fountain pen enthusiast, Rakshit Pai.

Bril Laurel Rose
Bril Laurel Rose

Bril Laurel Rose is a wonderful color ink which comes in 60 ml glass bottle and is priced at Rs. 18 (USD 0.28).

INK SPLASH

Bril Laurel Rose - Ink Splash on BILT Matrix Paper
Bril Laurel Rose – Ink Splash on BILT Matrix Paper – Angled View
Bril Laurel Rose - Ink Splash on BILT Matrix Paper - Top View
Bril Laurel Rose – Ink Splash on BILT Matrix Paper – Top View

Angled view shows the the sheen ink gives apart from the variation in shades.

DROP ON PAPER NAPKIN

Bril Laurel Rose - Ink Drop
Bril Laurel Rose – Ink Drop

COLOR MATCH

Bril Laurel Rose  - Color Match
Bril Laurel Rose – Color Match

WRITING SAMPLES

Bril Laurel Rose - Writing samples with three different pens on BILT Matrix paper
Bril Laurel Rose – Writing samples with three different pens on BILT Matrix paper
Bril Laurel Rose - Writing samples with three different pens on Century  copy paper
Bril Laurel Rose – Writing samples with three different pens on Century copy paper
Bril Laurel Rose - Writing samples with three different pens on Camlin Kokuyo Notebook
Bril Laurel Rose – Writing samples with three different pens on Camlin Kokuyo Notebook

INK SWABS

Bril Laurel Rose - Ink Swab on BILT Matrix paper ( From top to bottom - 1 to 3 swabs)
Bril Laurel Rose – Ink Swab on BILT Matrix paper ( From top to bottom – 1 to 3 swabs)
Bril Laurel Rose - Ink Swab on Century copy paper ( From top to bottom - 1 to 3 swabs)
Bril Laurel Rose – Ink Swab on Century copy paper ( From top to bottom – 1 to 3 swabs)
Bril Laurel Rose - Ink Swab on Camlin Kokuyo Notebook ( From top to bottom - 1 to 3 swabs)
Bril Laurel Rose – Ink Swab on Camlin Kokuyo Notebook ( From top to bottom – 1 to 3 swabs)

PEN SCRIBBLE

Bril Laurel Rose - Pen Scribble on BILT Matrix Paper
Bril Laurel Rose – Pen Scribble on BILT Matrix Paper

WATERPROOF TEST

Bril Laurel Rose - Waterproof Test
Bril Laurel Rose – Waterproof Test

I felt that ink has decent water resistance. As ink did not fade away too much even after running the paper under tap water for complete one minute. Rather paper started to give away but not the Ink.

Bril Laurel Rose - Waterproof Test
Bril Laurel Rose – Waterproof Test

INK DRYING TIMES

Ink drying times were tested on the Bilt Matrix paper and pen used was Jinhao X-450.

Bril Laurel Rose -Ink Drying times.
Bril Laurel Rose -Ink Drying times.

BLOW-UP WRITING SAMPLES

Bril Laurel Rose - Zoomed in Writing Sample
Bril Laurel Rose – Zoomed in Writing Sample

You can see from the above zoomed in writing sample that there is certain bit of shading in the Ink.


CONCLUSION:

I like the pinkish color of Bril Inks.

I have used this ink in lot of pens and have realised that this ink stains the converter but gets washed out after using ammonia flush.

Still i recommend not use this ink in demonstrators.

Must buy at the price.

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11 thoughts on “INK REVIEW – BRIL LAUREL ROSE

  1. Excellent review Mr Mehandiratta, thanks a lot for your very nice and elaborated review about “Laurel Rose” fountain pen ink…..
    thanks a lot for writing such a nice review for us who likes to try different fountain pens and different coloured inks…great job done ….congrates ..

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  2. Very thorough review.
    I bought a bottle on my last trip to India and used it only once. But after reading your review, I am gonna ink up my pens again with Bril Laurel Rose.

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